Bristol Is Open has created a secure, private, research and development city wide test bed that enables Smart City experiments and pilots to be undertaken and assessed with the intention to scale for the benefit of all. It is an entity to create collaboration between private sector, city authorities, academia, innovators and citizens. Bristol is Open is a joint venture between Bristol City Council and University of Bristol.

Vision and Values

The way cities work is changing. Using digital technologies, we are creating an open programmable city that gives citizens more ways to participate-in and contribute-to the way their city works. We call it ‘City Experimentation as a Service’ and it will lead to the creation of a city operating system for the serious stuff (and the fun stuff too). Being open guides our procurement, our data management, and the hardware and the software we use, which is why our network is being developed with OpenDaylight standards. Being open means we proactively share what we learn with other cities, technology companies, universities and citizens.

We work with and respect the fabulous communities of Bristol.

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